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Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood as NGO

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood as NGO

Cairo: Egypt's Social Solidarity Ministry decided Wednesday to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Xinhua reported citing official news agency MENA.

The Ministry, which is in charge of granting licences to NGOs, will hold a press conference later to disclose further details.

A cabinet committee had Tuesday ordered the removal of the Brotherhood group from a government list of accredited NGOs.

Earlier, a Cairo court had ordered a ban on the group's activities, seizure of its funds and formation of a panel to administer its assets.

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